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Bio and list of Works
Ratomir (Rale) Damjanovic (1945) a graduate of the University of Belgrade,
majoring in the Yugoslav and World Literature. He has written numerous
books of short stories, novels, and essays, awarded with several
prestigious literary awards.
He has been translated into English, Spanish, Chinese, Greek and
Slovenian. One of the most outstanding radio reporters and editors, he
published numerous works treating linguistics, cultural, social and political
issues during the tumultuous years in Yugoslavia and the Balkans.
Translated and published on two continents and the Internet, R. Damjanovic
has a large number of followers, and admirers both with his generation and
the younger ones, due to his good-natured (at times o’henry-esque) and
sometimes dry humor born out of everyday situations, combining a well
measured emotion with wisdom, traditional values with courage for new
ideas and magnanimous dreams in the “small”, least expected people and
characters. His texts read easily and with great satisfaction because the
love for life and people illuminates all he touches. A master of mood and
atmosphere, his knowledge of great literature, music, art and culture as a
whole, as well as the grandeur and beauty of nature, makes the reader feel
directly and personally addressed while embraced within the human family.
His message is positive, enlightening and subtle.
Here are some of his stories:
"The Ascension Day" or "Snake Brandy"
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